Lots of people hate making visits to the dentist for bad things, and thus have turned to some of today's strategies of taking better care of their teeth. With so many different types, shapes and features of toothbrushes available it can be rather daunting to find and select the best one available. Making the best selection for a product to take care of one's teeth can be rather simple when understanding the things that make each brush type different.
The first type of toothbrush to look at is the traditional, non-mechanical type that almost everyone has used at one point in their lives. These types have a variety of stiffness for the bristles, but one should always find the softest kind they offer. Teeth do not regrow their enamel after it is lost, and as a result one should usually take care of them using softer bristles that do not scuff any enamel off. Raised and lowered parts of the brush are good for getting between the teeth a lot better than other types of brushes would, and a large head should be used for all but the smallest of teeth to make sure all the parts are cleaned.
The following type to give thought to is the mechanical brush. These have been around for many years and usually have the entire brush or just a portion that rotates forward and backward to increase the amount of strokes it makes each minute. One of the best aspects of this brush type is that the rotation is able to scratch plaque lightly which does not harm the tooth and can rotate into areas otherwise inaccessible. Traditional brushes tend to fray faster than mechanical brushes simply because people tend to not press as hard when scrubbing their teeth with a mechanical one. Some mechanical brushes are simply not as good as others, and as such the very best ones should be purchased to have the battery life and bristle quality last as long as possible.
Sonicare also makes a great toothbrush. This company has a patent on the technological innovation behind its power, and as such they are the only business that offers this brush variety. These types of toothbrushes are the most expensive, but they also offer the most benefits out of all types. The brush heads seldom fray for most people because they are simply not comfortable to hold against the teeth very hard, which is good anyway. Most people will find that the brush works best for them, and the higher initial cost is worth it in the long run. If it does not get teeth as white as wanted, then visiting a local Sherman Oaks teeth whitening treatment clinic is vital to get a head start on everything and continue with the Sonicare brush.